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How to Learn French in One Very Simple Step Posted by on Sep 15, 2010

Step One: Démenagez au Canada. Move to Canada. That’s all it takes. I’ve been here depuis dimanche, and I forgot how amazing it is to be in a country where everything is labeled in French. But even better than actual France, le tout Canadais bilingue, so everything is labeled in French and then translated! Incroyable…

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French Recette Extraordinaire: Financiers Posted by on Aug 24, 2010

Je viens de passer (I just spent) toute la soirée à fouiller dans tout mon appart pour une recette (the whole evening searching my whole apartment for a recipe). Ce n’est pas une recette ordinaire. If you learn about anything from this blog, it’s probably my obsession with baked goods- les cupcakes, les cookies (petits…

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Beginner French Post: Être Posted by on Aug 20, 2010

Bonjour beginners! In the last, inaugural Beginner’s Post, we explored the verb avoir (to have). Aujourd’hui (today), another crucial French verb: Être : to be. Conjugaison : Je suis : I am Tu es : You are (informal) Il/ elle/ on est : He/ she/ “they” are* Nous sommes : We are Vous êtes…

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Hair de chien and other remedies Posted by on Aug 18, 2010

I’m not saying it’s right, but la gueule de bois seems almost inevitable after a big night out. So, in the constant struggle to live my life like the French, what else but to explore… French hangover cures? Avoir la gueule de bois (to have a hangover) is defined well by “le lendemain d’une…

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How to Age Like the French Posted by on Aug 13, 2010

It’s no secret that French women are esteemed around le monde to be among the most alluring and beautiful women around. The New York Times published a list of 10 Ways to Age Like a Frenchwoman in July (on my birthday, en fait!), and I’ve been mulling it over ever since. Let’s see what vous…

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Les tournesols Posted by on Aug 10, 2010

Bonjouuuuuuur les amis! Je vous dois (I owe you) les bonnes réponses(the right answers) to the quiz des fleursfrom Thursday. Flower Vocabulary Match-Up Quiz Answers English                                    Français Tulip                               g. tulipe Rose                                    k. rose Carnation                        e. oeillet Sunflower                        i. tournesol Buttercup                        a. bouton d’or Daffodil                        b. jonquille…

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Les Fleurs: French for Flowers Posted by on Aug 6, 2010

The absolute first thing I did in Paris (when I got there two years ago, to spend a year studying) was work out my nerves on le chauffeur de taxi, the taxi driver. (I wanted to know the names of all the buildings we passed—ça marchait pas trop bien. This didn’t work too well.) The…

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